Enniskillen athlete Michael Curran will rub shoulders with four times Olympic champion Mo Farah and over 50,000 other runners when he takes part in this year’s Great North Run in Newcastle on Saturday. 
Olympic multi-gold medallist Farah will be ending his hugely successful season by bidding to win the biggest half marathon in the world for a third time. 
The world’s greatest long distance runner is sure to receive a great welcome.
Michael, a full time firefighter based in Enniskillen, will be running to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, a charity close to his heart as he lost his mother Maureen to cancer back in 1998, aged only 54. 
Michael explained: “It's the biggest half marathon in the world and I am delighted to be taking part and raising money for such as worthy cause as Cancer Research UK, especially as my mother died of cancer 18 years ago. So it means a lot and I am looking forward to the challenge and the presence of Mo Farah is sure to add to the event.” 
Michael added: “At the moment I have three methods of fundraising, a sponsorship form, a justgiving page on my Facebook account (Michael Curran GNR) and a sweepstake. If people want to take part in the sweepstake or sponsor me without having to go to the justgiving page they can contact me directly at Enniskillen Fire Station Monday to Friday. I can also be contacted on my mobile on 07742553029.”
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives, being entirely funded by the public.